Peter Jennings hosts this 15 part documentary that chronicles the defining events of the 20th century. Through archive footage and hundreds of interviews the series examines 100 years of American history from the influx of immigrants in 1900 to the late 90s explosion of technology and mass communication. Written by
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[about the Scopes Monkey Trial
What Scopes represented and what the world came to witness was a colossal clash of ideals. The cool reasoning of science seem to threaten the deep and dividing roots of religion. It was one thing to replace the family mule with the Model T but quite another to trade Matthew, Mark and John for Einstein, Freud and Darwin. For many people these were confusing times. And what may have been most unsettling about the pace of change in the 1920s was that people wanted ...
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